Savannah Guthrie tested positive for Covid on Tuesday, prompting her to leave "TODAY" during the morning broadcast.
Guthrie did not appear on the show after 7:30 a.m. ET after her positive test.
Sheinelle Jones updated viewers at the end of the show’s 8 a.m. hour.
“By the way, it has been an interesting morning for us. As we said, Savannah left early, she wasn’t feeling great, so she took a Covid test,” Jones said. “It came back positive. So, of course, as soon as we found out, she rushed home to rest up. So Savannah, we love you, wishing you a speedy recovery.”
Guthrie previously tested positive for Covid in May, resulting in her staying home for five days to isolate. It was her second positive Covid test of the year.
She called into “TODAY” from home at the time, saying she “just had a little cold.” Guthrie said she used the opportunity to get some sleep, do some reading, watch some TV and get some cleaning and “organization projects” done.
Guthrie, who is vaccinated against the coronavirus and got a booster shot, first tested positive for Covid in January 2022.